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Re: Package Ecofont for next release! [resolved]

Sendt: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 02:05:25 +0900
Fra: Paul Wise
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 1:38 AM, Daniel Aleksandersen wrote:
> > Just an idea I got after reading about Ecofont on GuardrianUnlimited earlier today. As a nice little publicity nicety, Debian could be the first distribution to ship with this new environmental friendly and printing cost reducing font.
> Too late to add new packages to lenny, it is in deep freeze.

There is always a "next next release". :-)

> > Learn more about the Ecofont at http://www.ecofont.eu/ecofont_en.html
> >
> > The font is licensed under GPL.
> I heard (in Freenode ##fonts) it was derived from DejaVu, which would
> make this an illegal relicensing. I also heard that it is GPL +
> restrictions, which would make it non-distributable even if the
> relicensing was legit.

The license document says "The Ecofont is distributed under GPL and based upon Bitstream Vera." It should be fine.

> > PS: Where should I really be submitting package requests? I want to see furl packaged for Debian too.
> Please read http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/

Actually I have, and I see now that my request for furl has finally been listed there. I will submit a request for ecofont as well.

Thanks for clarifying, Paul.
Daniel Aleksandersen <aleksandersen@runbox.no>

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